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Along with the river Silarus, from a zero-grade form of Proto-Indo-European *seil-, extension of *sei- (to be damp, drip), related to Old Saxon sioloth (lake), Old Irish silid (he flows).

The river near Treviso


Proper noun[edit]

Silis m sg (genitive Silis); third declension

  1. A river of Venetia that flows into the Adriatic Sea near Altinum, now the Sile


Third-declension noun (i-stem), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Silis
Genitive Silis
Dative Silī
Accusative Silem
Ablative Sile
Vocative Silis


  • Silis in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch, Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag, 1959.